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Learn to play mandolin!

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 1 February 2015; ] COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Learning Groups 2015 The next semester-long COZYMO Learning Group programs start on Sunday 1 February 2015. Whether you're young in experience or in age, you are most welcome! These...Show More Summary

230 Mr Fluffy owners accept ACT Government offer to purchase house

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has today advised that 15 houses have been purchased and more than 200 homeowners have accepted the offer made by the ACT Government to purchase their home through the Mr Fluffy Buyback Program. The announcement comes after news last night that the ACT Government has offered a Forrest family $3 million to buy [...]

Canberra’s picnic isle – Springbank Island on Lake Burley Griffin

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Fighting it out salad and tongs down by Lake Burley Griffin is a Canberra institution, but have you ever been out to any of the islands on the lake? I just spent Australia Day out on Springbank Island and can report that this place is one of Canberra’s best-kept picnic spots with a difference. Surprisingly, Springbank Island [...]

PJ O’Brien hosts Feb Blues Jam

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 15 February 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] PJ O’Brien knows how to get a Blues party started. His fat and funky fretwork has been turning heads across Australia, USA, UK and Asia. Along with frequent flyer points, PJ has gathered a swag of awards including: Blues Song of the Year, WA Music Awards (WAMIs); Music Oz Blues Artist of the Year; Sydney [...]

Local Leaders – John Marshall (Frugii)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When Canberra’s own artisan ice cream brand, Frugii, won RiotACT’s Best of Canberra ice cream taste off earlier this month, I knew I had to meet the man behind the most delicious ice cream in the capital, John Marshall. I meet John at his home in O’Malley, which has a basement commercial kitchen for making ice [...]

Cheap eats – Two Hands (Fyshwick)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Fresh Food Markets aside, Fyshwick doesn’t have a big reputation as a foodie destination. But there are more than a few great cafe tucked between the kitchen shops and furniture warehouses if you know where to look. One of these is Two Hands on Lyell Street. When I used to work in Fyshwick it was [...]

Motorcycle collision in Palmerston; police seek rider

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking to locate the rider of a motorcycle which appears to have crashed earlier this morning in Palmerston (Tuesday 27 January). About 4.30am police received information of a motorcycle in the middle of the road on Kosciusko Avenue, near the intersection with Grampians Street. Police attended the scene where they observed a motorcycle, a [...]

Seselja claims Labor will restore carbon and mining taxes

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja has today claimed that Labor will restore its carbon and mining tax slugs on Australians at the first opportunity. In a press release issued following Andrew Leigh’s comments on government spending and revenue in The Australian, Seselja said: “The confirmation from Andrew Leigh that the carbon tax would be imposed on Australians under a [...]

RiotACT contributors support RSPCA ACT

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Over 50 volunteers took part in a campaign on Sunday morning (25 January) to assist an RSPCA ACT investigation into an act of animal cruelty that shocked Canberra last week. On Wednesday last week, nine five-week-old puppies were found in a box near Kingsford Smith Drive in Higgins, one of which was severely injured and had to [...]

December 2014 – Monthly Property Market Wrap

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

2014 brought us many ups and downs within the sales market, an uncharacteristic rental market and generally unsteady consumer confidence. The year ended on a resilient note with December’s sales activity showing a particularly strong...Show More Summary

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Chisholm

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Chisholm yesterday (Monday 26 January). Between 3.30am and 4.10am, an autistic man attended the Chisholm shops car park, after receiving a phone call from an unknown person asking him to meet them there. On arrival, the man was approach by two men and two women who [...]

Dumping at charity shopfronts – don’t be a tosser

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you drive past a charity bin – or a charity shopfront like the Salvation Army or Vinnies after closing hours, it’s likely you’ll see a few overflowing bags, and possibly a variety of electrical goods like fans and heaters (I’ve even seen a dishwasher before!) cluttering up the area next to the bin, or [...]

The ACT needs to stop having stupid arguments

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

To have a tram or not to have a tram? To have well-behaved dogs on public transport or not? $50 or $20 notes for poker machines? Bikes or cars?  These are not questions. I appreciate that it is important that we as Canberrans discuss these issues, and I respect the principle that that the public has [...]

Canberra’s development dilemma

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra is undergoing a metamorphosis. Until now, it has grown outwards, slowly engulfing farms and spitting them back out as suburbs, terraforming the landscape from grazing pastures to a white collar playground. Shopping centres, cars, cafes, the tame opiates of the archetypal Canberran. The age and maturity of this town is becoming more obvious, however. As [...]

Best of Canberra – Rice paper rolls

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I find it frustrating that the world is becoming such a health conscious place, yet it is still ridiculously difficult to get healthy, or even semi-healthy, foods on the go. My beautician, Jacqui, is a business owner, mum of one and general superwoman. She leads a busy life and often runs out of time to make herself [...]

Canberrans honoured in Australia Day awards

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Several Canberrans are receiving Australia Day Honours in 2015 for the exceptional contribution they all make to the community in a variety of fields. Canberra is a community made up of so many passionate, talented and giving individuals, and I am proud to call this city home. To all of the Canberrans who have received accolades [...]

RAW Canberra presents Visionary, 30 January

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 30 January 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists. Every second month it showcases around 30 artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, performing art, hair and make up for whatShow More Summary

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Chicken wings

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Last week the call went out for Canberra’s best chicken wings, and for a while Smoque was the only restaurant receiving recommendations. I was delighted to eventually see other venues being thrown in the mix, from Treehouse Bar to Ginseng and Mandalay Bus. BentSpoke also came highly recommended and having never been there, I thought it [...]

Five electorates, Green pastures?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The change to the ACT electoral system, now with five electorates of five members, is fertile ground for the ACT Greens. Over the past couple of years we have seen letters from Caroline LeCouteur both in social and print media. Caroline has been true to her beliefs and constantly pushed the environmentalist line. Good on her too, [...]

Carpenter and joiner

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We need two built-in wall units made.  Can anyone recommend a carpenter/joiner who could help us?  I’m currently thinking of contacting two – Ray Browne Joinery and Benchmarc Joinery – any comments on these two would be much appreciated.

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